NEW My Interview with Radio France Internationale about the UN Report on Human Rights Abuses in Eastern Ukraine.
NEW My thoughts on EuroMaidan one year on at WaPo MC.
NEW Dr. Onuch discussed her research at the Ukraine Post-Elections Event, UK Houses of Parliament (by invitation of John Whittingdale OBE MP, The British-Ukraine All-Party Parliamentary Group, The Henry Jackson Society and Ukraine Crisis Media Centre).
RESEARCH IN THE NEWS EUROMAIDAN
- Dr. Onuch discussing her research on HromadskeTV
- Her research on Protests in Ukraine is featured in Reviews and Critical Commentary. The Council for European Studies.
- Her research on Protests in Ukraine is featured in The Monkey Cage Blog at the Washington Post HERE & HERE
- Dr. Onuch interviewed on Al Jazeera the Stream, BBC World Service, AFP article, Chanel 4 News, El Pais & The Times, Al Jazeera, BBC Radio
- Dr.Onuch’s work is prominently featured in: “Panelists Weigh Ukraine’s Political Crisis, Uncertain Future”, ICNC Webinar April 9, 2014 at 12:00 Live from D.C.
- Dr. Onuch discussing her research at LSE IDEAS
RESEARCH IN THE NEWS UKRAINIAN CRISIS
- Dr. Onuch’s and Dr. Kravets’s op-ed appeared on Al Jazeera English
- Dr. Onuch interviewed live on Sky News TV, Al Jazeera, BBC Wales Interview, BBC Radio
Dr. Olga Onuch, is a political scientist working at the University of Manchester and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, at the University of Oxford. She received her DPhil in Comparative Politics from the University of Oxford in 2011.
From 2011-2014 she was a Newton Prize Fellow in Comparative Politics (awarded by the Royal Society & British Academy) at the SIAS, Latin American Centre and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, both held at the University of Oxford. In 2013-2014 she was also a Shklar Research Fellow at HURI, at Harvard University. In 2014 she was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Grant (hosted at the UCL – not taken up).
NEW RESEARCH Her research focus is on the comparative study of protest politics, political behaviour and institutions, in democratizing states in Latin American and Eastern Europe. An expert on protests, elections, activism and good governance (decentralization) in Ukraine, she is currently conducting large surveys of protest participants in Kyiv, Ukraine, as part of her ongoing Ukrainian Protest Project. The first findings from this data collection have already been published in book chapters and journal articles.
DATA COLLECTION IN ARGENTINA In late 2013, Dr. Onuch completed field based data collection in Buenos Aires, Argentina investigating: How political parties motivate and mobilize citizens to vote? Data and findings stemming from this project have published in book chapters and are forthcoming in stand alone academic articles.
DATA COLLECTION IN UKRAINE In Summer 2014 (and to be continued in 2015), Dr. Onuch is carrying out extensive fieldwork (structured interviews and focus groups) related to the EuroMaidan protest wave (in comparative perspective with the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections) to better understand the motivations and the mechanisms of mobilization behind political behaviour in a crisis context. The first findings from this data collection have already been published in book chapters and journal articles.
NEW SMALL GRANT: ‘EXIT’ AND ‘VOICE’ in ROMANIA AND UKRAINE In January 2014, Dr. Onuch (Co-I), and her colleague Dr. Sorana Toma have received a OUP John Fell Fund Starter Grant (proof-of concept and pump-priming) to study the nexus between ‘exit’ (migration) and ‘voice’ (protest) (see: Hirschman 1978) focusing on the cases of Romania (2013) and Ukraine (EuroMaidan 2013/2104). They have conducted exploratory survey and field work in 2014 on the topic. They will be hosting an intensive comparative workshop on the topic in May 2015 at the University of Oxford. For information about the workshop or to participate please contact Dr. Toma or Dr. Onuch.
NEW LARGE GRANT Dr. Onuch (Co-I), and her colleagues Prof. Henry Hale (P-I, George Washington University), Prof. Timothy Colton (Co-I, Harvard University) and Dr. Nadiya Kravets (Co-I, Harvard University), are leading a research team studying the politics of the Ukrainian crisis, and have been awarded a large National Science Foundation RAPID Grant to conduct a Multi-wave Electoral Panel Survey in Ukraine. The first findings from this project are set to be publicly presented at Columbia University in April 2015.
Media and Research Experience keywords: Activism*, Civil Associations, Civil Society, Civil Society Aid/Promotion, Democracy Aid/Promotion, ‘Revolutions’, Comparative Politics*, Democratization*, Elections*, Electoral Fraud, Electoral Populism*, Mass-Mobilization*, Party Machines, Politics of Economic Crisis, Political Participation, Political Parties, Protest*, Social Movements*, Transition*, Youth Movements*.
Sectors and industries to which research relates: Consultancy, NGOs, Government
Countries and regions to which research relates (media interviews): Ukraine*, Argentina*, Mexico, Poland*, Russia, Eastern Europe, Latin America.
- Ukrainian [Spoken:Fluent/Native, Written: Fluent/Native];
- Polish [Spoken:Fluent/Native, Written: Advanced];
- English [Spoken:Fluent/Native, Written: Fluent/Native];
- French [Spoken: Advanced, Written: Advanced];
- Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate];
- Russian [Spoken: Basic /Working Knowledge, Written: Working Knowledge/Intermediate].
Media experience: Press, Radio & TV in Canada; Poland; Ukraine; United Kingdom; and USA.
CONTACT DETAILSPolitics, School of Social Sciences University of Manchester M13 9PL
Email1: olga.onuch [at] manchester.ac.ukNuffield College, New Road, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX11NF, UK.
Email 2: olga.onuch [at] nuffield.ox.ac.uk